What Do I Need to Know about Dental Nightguards?
Dental nightguards are custom fitted to your mouth, meaning that they’ll be as comfortable and unobtrusive as possible, while also being tailored to your needs. Dental nightguards are made of stronger and more durable materials than stock nightguards, making them more comfortable, longer lasting, and better for your teeth in the long run, as they are able to offer more protection. Dental nightguards are also designed to lock in place while you sleep, meaning that they won’t come loose or fall out in the night, regardless of how you sleep. Without a nightguard, tooth grinding can lead to serious damage to your teeth, sometimes wearing them down so that they can’t help you eat anymore. Grinding can also cause chipped teeth, cracked enamel, broken or loose fillings, damage to your gums, and eventual loss of teeth. With a nightguard, however, you can sleep more easily, knowing that the guard will take the damage instead of your teeth. On top of all this, if you grind your teeth with a nightguard, you’ll make much less noise, so you won’t disturb any of your loved ones while you sleep.